Bite Sized Portfolio Analysis

Nobody disputes the promises made by enterprise application portfolio analysis tools made over the past 20 years – visibility, risk identification, faster, better budgeting decisions.
What has been disputed is the belief that organizations can actual get there – to have objective, critical information in a single location without breaking the bank or stopping everything else they are doing.
Like most ‘enterprise’ software efforts, organizations choke and eventually lose their appetite trying to eat the elephant in one bite.
But what if you paused and dissected APA for a moment?  How might you break it down into smaller chunks?  What capabilities are more important than others?  How could you disrupt the typical deployment approach?

Highlight Update Brings Rapid Portfolio Analysis to the Masses

Large and small enterprises have continually struggled with finding a way to manage the software risk inherent in their ever-increasing application portfolio. And now, in a year where companies such as NASDAQ, Knight Capital, American Airlines, and BATS have suffered costly and embarrassing IT failures, software risk is top of mind for every IT executive.
That’s why today we’re announcing an update to our flagship portfolio analysis solution, CAST Highlight, which expands the types of systems it can analyze to unlock the power of portfolio analysis for companies large and small. Its low-cost SaaS model makes it 20 times cheaper than traditional enterprise software, without the need for costly hardware or licenses, and less disruptive for users, ready to deploy in minutes, from any location without the need to transfer source code.

The news enterprise Objective C developers have been waiting for

We have some good news for CAST Highlight users who love Objective C. Your preferred code quality as a service platform has been updated to support your preferred coding language: Objective C, the language behind iOS — which powers the iPhone and iPad — and the Mac OS X operating systems.
CAST Highlight will now give development teams the ability to consistently produce reliable iOS applications, while giving IT leaders insight into where vulnerabilities lie across their entire application portfolio.

Code Quality as a Service

As the product manager for CAST Highlight, it’s refreshing to see a shift in discussions about the “quality of cloud solutions” to “cloud quality solutions.” Recently, there have been an increasing number of cloud-based static code quality analysis tools, or should I say services. A few that I’ve been watching include:

Code Climate consolidates the results from a suite of Ruby static analysis tools into a real-time report, giving teams the information they need to identify hotspots, evaluate new approaches, and improve code quality.